The District inn is as vital an institution as the State council the town hosts. A gentleman will often find himself a guest of this pivotal hamlet as he endeavors to stake out a venture in the world – or shape it. In doing so, it’s prudent for one to find a boarding house conducive to productivity, pleasure, and rejuvenation; one that indulges his refined sensibilities. Listed are a few of our favorites, in three categories:


Well appointed accommodations for the business traveler


Defined by lavishness and leisure for the discerning visitor​


Stylishly esoteric, if not eccentric lodging for the lifestyle aficionado​

St. Regis

The St. Regis is an opulent hotel located downtown, close to some of The District’s (and the world’s) most important…


The Rosewood Hotel is a refined sanctuary tucked away at the edge of Georgetown, one of DC’s most exclusive neighborhoods.…

The Line

A newcomer to DC, The Line can be best described as elegant with a hint of quirkiness. The lobby and…

Park Hyatt

Located in Foggy Bottom the Park Hyatt Washington DC is ideally situated for combining business and pleasure. Embassies, offices, or…

Please note that Lapel has no affiliation with the establishments listed. They’re probably not even aware how much we love them (sigh). This is only a guide to our personal favorites. Please exercise the same discretion that we do when visiting.